Good Friday by Edwin Morgan -Analysis-

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Good Friday by Edwin Morgan -Analysis-
1 Expressive verbs

Annotations:

  • "Flops" "Lurches"
1.1 Creates immediacy
1.2 Feels real - as if its unfolding infront of us
2 Undermining

Annotations:

  • "very nearly steady"
2.1 the man isnt balancing well but isnt falling over
3 Realism
3.1 A realistic opening makes the whole poem seem real
3.2 "Good Friday" -DATE
3.3 "3 o' clock" -TIME
3.4 "Bath Street" - PLACE
3.5 "Sun" -WEATHER
4 Word choice

Annotations:

  • "Violently" "Lunges" "Swings"
4.1 -present tense -expressive verbs
4.2 Creates movement (immediancy/realism)
4.3 Paints a picture for us
5 Present tense

Annotations:

  • "The bus lurches"
5.1 Makes the poem seem immediate and engaging
6 Repitition

Annotations:

  • "Ye understand" "see" "mean"
6.1 The working man wants to be understood
6.2 He wants to communicate
6.2.1
6.3 He wants to be taken seriously
6.3.1 The drink gives him the confidence to
7 Scottish dialect

Annotations:

  • "Aye" "Wee" "Ye"
7.1 Gives information about the man
7.1.1 Glaswegian + working class background
7.2 Sets the scene in Glasgow
7.3 Brings the character to life/ realistic
8 Being ungrammatical

Annotations:

  • "Rose fae the dead"
8.1 Makes the man seem real
8.2 tells us where he is from
8.3 Tells us his social
8.4 No knowledge of grammar -No knowledge of Easter meaning
8.4.1 (Working class man with no time to think about these things because of family and work)
9 Line Layout

Annotations:

  • "Into the sun for his easter eggs,on very              nearly                          steady                                      legs"
9.1 Looks like the steps that the man is walking down
9.2 Reminds us that he is drunk and not in control of his body or his circumstances
10 Rhyme

Annotations:

  • "Into the sun for his easter eggs on very nearly steady legs"
10.1 Couplet
10.2 Only rhyme in the poem
10.3 Tells us the state of the man --(drunk, hardly able to control itself)
10.4 ends the poem - Punchline
11 Accent

Annotations:

  • "Nae"
11.1 Where the poem is set
11.2 Where the man is from
11.3 Language typically used by lower and working class
12 Bible references

Annotations:

  • "3 o' clock" "Whether christ was -crucified or was he- rose fae the dead like?"
12.1 Links to title 'Good Friday' and Easter theme
12.2 3 o' clock was the hour jesus died when the sun came out after his suffering
13 Dashes
13.1 pauses and breaks
13.1.1 could be pausing in thought
13.1.1.1 (Wanting to sound more intelligent-desire to comunicate-)
13.1.2 or because of drink

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